Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Getting down to the wire...

Well, Lisa just pointed out to us that Christmas is a week from tomorrow.....yikes! I think we've all been in such a frenzy trying to get ready for the holidays that we didn't realize they were actually getting so close. Here are some quick and easy last minute gift suggestions from some of the ladies here in the shop:

Lisa's Suggestions:
  • Quilted Potholders-- a great way to use up some scraps! All you need is a little Insul-Bright and some batting for the inside, then get creative with the top and backing!

  • Basic Aprons-- add some buttons, rick-rack, sequins, etc. to dress up the classic apron shape!

Leslie's Suggestions:

  • Pillowcases-- Easy to make, wrap up a pair of new PJ's in the pillowcase, maybe a pair of warm socks, tie with a beautiful silk ribbon, and you have a great snuggly gift!

Holly's Suggestions:

  • Woolfelt ornaments-- Cut classic Christmas shapes out of woolfelt, and either stuff them with fiber-fill or double up the layers with a little embroidery and some embellishments.

  • Placemats-- Dress up the host's/hostess' Christmas table with some beautiful handmade placemats.
We just got the gorgeous new line, Gypsy Rose, by Fig Tree Quilts in the shop. There are some wonderful paisleys and beautiful florals, come check it out!

On another note, yes, the rumors are true! We will be moving locations a couple months into the new year. No, we are not going out of business, simply moving, and we will be staying here in Livermore. We will definitely be letting all of our wonderful customers know where our new location will be sometime in January, so if you aren't already subscribed to our email newsletter, go to http://www.inbetweenstitches.com/ and click on the red "Subscribe" link on our homepage to sign up!

From all of us here at In Between Stitches, Happy Holidays and Keep on Stitchin'!

1 comment:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I hope I can get up there to see the new location. I wish you were closer to me. Love your shop!!